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Scarab intaglio with goat being milked

Orange carnelian with red, brown, and gray striations. Scarab intaglio. Flat front face. The back and sides are worked with a minimal degree of modeling and anatomical detail. A goat is milked by a seated figure on the left. The goat is in profile to the right but turns its head back to face the...

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By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades (said to be from the Smyrna art market according to MFA archival card); purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century


Overall: 1.9 cm, 19.05 x 14.48 mm (3/4 x 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids